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Annett, RIL

Robert Ivan Loucks Annett attended HMCS Royal Roads from 1942 to 1943. He was in the first class to graduate from The Royal Canadian Naval College, Royal Roads. Born in 1924, he joined HMCS Athabaskan in 1943 and was lost when the Athabaskan was sunk on April 29, 1944. He had plans to become a journalist after the war and wrote articles for the Log yearbook while at Royal Roads.

Arnott, BR

Bruce Ross Arnott attended Canadian Services College Royal Roads from 1959-1961. Born in 1942, he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force. He was at the No. 2 Flying Training School in Moose Jaw, SK, when he was killed in a training accident on 20 March 1972.

Bade, ER

Edward Ronald Bade attended Canadian Services College Royal Roads from 1964-1966. Born in 1946, he joined the navy and served with 880 Anti-Submarine squadron. He was killed when his plane crashed during a search and rescue operation on 20 September, 1973.

Bell-Irving, B

Brian Bell-Irving attended HMCS Royal Roads from 1943-1945. Born 2 January, 1926, Bell-Irving became a Royal Canadian Navy pilot. He died when the brakes apparently failed during a normal landing on the carrier HMCS Bonaventure.

Black Album 1

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-1
  • File
  • ca. 1908-1940
  • Part of K. McCann

Black Album 1 mainly contains images around Hatley Park

Black Album 2

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-2
  • File
  • ca. 1908-1940
  • Part of K. McCann

Black Album 2 contains pictures of various Dunsmuir vacations, including a trip to Egypt in 1912. Most of the people and places in this album are unidentified.

Black Album 3

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-3
  • File
  • ca. 1890-1949
  • Part of K. McCann

Images in this album were most likely collected by Dola Dunsmuir. There are around 100 pictures from Dola's school days at Miss Ransom and Miss Bridges’ School for girls in Piedmont, California, which she attended in 1920 at the age of 17. Also included are photos from a tour of the ruins in northern Europe after the Great War. Dola accompanied her sister, Muriel and husband Edward Molyneux on a road trip to such places as Cambrai, Lens, Rancourt, Vimy and Ypres. Also in this album are several pictures or Eileen Molyneux and Clifton Webb. Both performers on stage and in film, Eileen was a cousin of Edward Molyneux and long time friend of the Dunsmuir girls. Clifton Webb performed on stage several times with Eileen, including at the Paris nightclub co-owned by Edward Molyneux and Elsa Maxwell.

Black Album 4

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-4
  • File
  • ca. 1908-1940
  • Part of K. McCann

Photos in this album were collected by Muriel Dunsmuir and include several images from her home, Journey's End, which was built adjacent to the Hatley Park estate and is now a part of Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site. There are also many views of Hatley Park taken ca. 1939-1940, when there were no longer any Dunsmuir family members in residence, but the estate had not yet been sold to the Canadian Government for use as a naval training establishment.

Brown Suede Album

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-6
  • File
  • ca. 1890-1910
  • Part of K. McCann

Images in this album are predominantly from before the Dunsmuir family lived at Hatley Park. There are several images of the Dunsmuir children living at Burleith, their home on Victoria's Gorge waterway from 1892 until 1906 when James Dunsmuir became the province's Lieutenant-Governor and the family moved to Government House. There are also pictures taken in the UK soon after Maye was married to Lt. Arthur Bromley in 1904. Also included are images from an apparent tourist trip to visit goldrush settlements such as Bennett, Dawson City and Whitehorse. Along with these are souvenir photos of Atlin, BC, by noted photographer A.C. Hirshfeld. James Dunsmuir travelled to Atlin in 1901 as part of the provincial government's 'Atlin Committee' investigating mining licenses issued to aliens, among other things.

Brown, EA

Ernest Alfred Brown attended Canadian Services College Royal Roads from 1951-1953. Born in 1933, he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force on completion of his program at Royal Roads. He was training at No. 2 Flying School in Moose Jaw, SK when he was killed during a night navigation flight on August 5, 1953.

Buildings at Hatley Park

When James Dunsmuir purchased the Hatley Park land in 1907, he acquired some surrounding property to expand the estate and hired Samuel Maclure to design the large family home, now known as Hatley Castle. In 1911, unsatisfied with the estate layout, Dunsmuir hired Brett and Hall, a Boston-based landscaping company, to develop the estate and model farm.

Burnie, RG

Robert George Burnie attended Canadian Services College Royal Roads from 1952-1954. Born in 1934, he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force. He was stationed in Bagotville, QB when he died during a training flight on 16 October, 1963.

Card, WD

William Douglas Card attended Canadian Services College Royal Roads from 1965-1967. Born in 1947, he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and was serving with the 417 Strike/Reconnaissance Operational Training Squadron when he was killed on a training mission near Cold Lake, AB on 17 November 1977.

Carson, EJP

Egbert John Preston Carson attended Canadian Services College Royal Roads from 1960-1962. Born in 1941, he joined the Royal 22e Regiment of the army. He taking part in the Parachute Club of Canada training exercises when he was killed in an accident at Crescent Lake, near Pembroke, ON on 22 May 1965.

Casey, JR

Jennifer Rose Casey attended Royal Roads University in 2016 and earned a Masters of Interdisciplinary Studies. Born in 1985, she was serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force, 431 Air demonstration squadron when she was killed in a crash of a Snowbirds CT-114 tutor jet in Kamloops, BC on 17 May, 2020.

Clendinnen, GK

George Keith Clendinnen attended Canadian Services College Royal Roads from 1950-1952. Born in 1931, he served with the Army in the Royal Canadian Dragoons. He was killed during training manoeuvres at Meaford, ON on 2 July 1958.

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